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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,876
$37,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,350
$40,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$672 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense. The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.0 85.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.15 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 33.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 2200 - 4300 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5500 306 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 3.224
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.042
Trans Order Code 427 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.083
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.586
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.520
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.400
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.716
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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